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Articles from the April 15, 2015 edition

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 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 15, 2015

Man rescued in climbing mishap

A Spokane man was rescued Saturday through the efforts of a number of agencies after injuring his leg while climbing high on the rocks behind Osborne Bay. Nicholas Vange, 21, who had been camping in the area, along with another man, Nicholas... Full story

 

Rounding barrels and life

Instructor Jackie Jackson gives a quick demonstration Friday during her two-day class in barrel racing put on by the Ridge Riders. Her 10 students learned a lot, onlooking parents said, but not just... Full story

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 15, 2015

DOT presents ideas for change at Four Corners

About a dozen people turned out to hear Washington State Department of Transportation engineers talk about Four Corners traffic last Tuesday night at Grand Coulee’s city council meeting. One of these was Ray Wells, the man who started it all with... Full story

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 15, 2015

McGuire takes council seat

Richard McGuire was elected to the Electric City Council Tuesday night. He will fill the number-two position on the council, held previously by John Nordine who recently took over as mayor. McGuire was nominated by Brad Parrish and garnered two of... Full story

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    April 15, 2015

Earth Day event in Nespelem building on success

In the sixth year of an Earth Day event at the Nespelem powwow grounds, the event’s organizers have garnered some national recognition — by offering a free lunch, among other things. Next Wednesday, April 22, is Earth Day, and everyone is... Full story

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    April 15, 2015

Summit on future of old school yields new ideas

A "summit" held to garner ideas about the future of the former Grand Coulee Dam Middle School was deemed a straight-up success by organizers, who met recently to discuss the March 12 event that brough... Full story

 

Newsbriefs

Want a fire truck? Picture yourself driving in the Colorama Parade in your own personal fire truck. It could happen if you take advantage of the offer of a 1986 Ford F350 fire truck declared surplus by the town of Coulee Dam. Contact town hall and... Full story

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    April 15, 2015

Cute but dangerous?

Those little chicks, ducklings and other baby poultry, though cute, may carry harmful bacteria called salmonella. Each spring, people in Washington state become sick with salmonella after handling... Full story

 

New deputy power manager for engineering announced for GCD

The Bureau of Reclamation’s Pacific Northwest Region announced that Doug Anderson has been selected as the new deputy power manager for engineering and project management at Grand Coulee Dam. He replaces Scott Ross. In his new position, Anderson... Full story

 
 By Scott Hunter    Opinion    April 15, 2015

More gathered than the sum of those meeting

One never knows what benefits will take shape when people come together to solve a problem. Aside from tackling the initial problem, the very act of meeting with open minds often precedes other unforeseen but important outcomes. Such may well prove... Full story

 
 By John Overby    Opinion    April 15, 2015

Things to ponder on tax day

Happy April 15th. Today is Tax Day and is the day we are required to give an account of our earnings to the IRS tax collectors. A lot will be written by the media and a lot will be said by the politicians about this but I am sure that a couple... Full story

 

Gap is ahead of Equal Pay Day

When Doris and Don Fisher opened their small retail store in 1969, they each put up $21,000 in savings and, without even discussing it, paid each other the same salary. That’s how equal partnerships work. Today, you know the Fishers’ company as G... Full story

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    April 15, 2015

A too-late letter to dear Grandma

First of all, I am so sorry. Sorry I never came to try and fix our relationship. I will carry that burden now for the rest of my life. But most of all, I am sorry that we did not get to say goodbye to each other. Know this if nothing else: I still... Full story

 

Coulee Recollections

10 Years ago Total Health Events, LLC, of Blaine, Wash, the same company that put on last fall’s triathlon, is hosting the “Over The Dam Run” 5K/10K and a half marathon on Sunday, May 8 on Colorama weekend. The original race began in 1977, orga... Full story

 

Sarah (Sally) L. Hamlin

Sarah went to be with the lord on Tuesday, April 7, 2015, at her home in Coulee Dam. She was born on December 3, 1946, to Clyde and Sarah Payne in Seattle, Wash. Sarah was a great wife, mother and... Full story

 

Timothy "Tim" Dean Goetz

Timothy Dean Goetz ,"Tim", 53, of Grand Coulee, Wash., passed unexpectedly, Monday morning April 6, 2015. Born August 5, 1961, to Arlyce and Larry Goetz Sr. He graduated from Technical School as a... Full story

 

Emma Ruth Utz

Emma Ruth Utz, 85, of Electric City, Wash., died on Sunday, April 12, 2015, in Spokane, Wash.  She was born June 23, 1929, in Tonasket to parents John and Ruth Rounds. She is survived by her son, John Utz, daughter, Karla Stewart, four grandsons... Full story

 

Laura Jean (Middleton) Henke

Jean was born September 24, 1916, at the Bunco Ranger Station near Belmont, Idaho, where her dad was a forest ranger. She died April 4, 2015, in Spokane, Wash. She was the second of three children... Full story

 

Senior Menu

Wed., April 15 – Dinner Pork Roast, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Broccoli & Cauliflower, Applesauce, Birthday Cake. Happy Birthday! Thurs., April 16 – Dinner Chicken Enchilladas, Spanish Rice, Mixed Vegetables, Fruited Jello, Cream Pie. Fri., April... Full story

 

Meetings and Notices

Chamber To Meet The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet at the Melody Restaurant in Coulee Dam on Thursday, April 16, at noon. Guest speaker is 2015 Colorama Queen Gunderson. Care and Share Food Bank The food bank at the Church of... Full story

 

Lake level held down for maintenance on dam

Lake Roosevelt is being held at a level about 47 feet below the full mark while maintenance is completed on the drum gates that hold the water back when the lake is full. The Bureau of Reclamation... Full story

 

Raiders win one of four over spring break

The Raiders played four baseball games over spring break, winning one against the Colton Wildcats. They hosted the Brewster Bears for a doubleheader at Greene Field April 7, then Big Bend Community College April 9, “hosted” Colton in a... Full story

 

Chamber offers third Triple Fish Challenge on Banks Lake

So you think you know where the walleye, rainbow trout and smallmouth bass hang out in Banks Lake! Then you better enter the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce-sponsored Triple Fish Challenge, April 25-26, at Coulee Playland. Bring in the... Full story

 

Bowling Scores

Bowling Scores TUESDAY HI LO’S TEAM W L Riverview Lanes 46 18 Fullers 45 19 Coulee Internet 37 27 Pepsi 28 36 Sunflower Graphics 26 38 Team 6 26 38 High Game: Pepsi 414; Sheila 167 High Series: Pepsi 1199; Sheila 402 Splits: Barbara 5-10; Bonnie... Full story

 

This week in LR sports

Wed., Apr. 15 2:30 p.m., HS Golf at Oroville Thurs., Apr. 16 3:30 p.m., JHS Track, All School League Jamboree at Bridgeport. 4 p.m., HS Baseball here with Manson 4 p.m., HS Softball here with Manson 4 p.m., HS Tennis here with Tonasket Fri., Apr. 17... Full story

 

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